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News in Nueces County, Texas

Texas woman free on bond in salt poisoning case
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 05:57:28 -0800

In September, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, citing poor legal help at her 2007 trial, overturned her conviction in the death of Andrew Burd. At her trial, prosecutors contended Overton fed the child a mixture of water and Cajun seasoning, causing sodium poisoning. Defense attorneys called about a half dozen witnesses who testified to Overton's gentle, ''patient, and exemplary character.

Nueces County leaders approve $12M for new bridge
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 05:47:07 -0800

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) - Nueces County has pledged at least $12 million toward a new Harbor Bridge in Corpus Christi that could cost as much as $1 billion.

Texas Mother of 5 Released After Spending Years in Prison for Foster Son's Murder
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 22:41:00 -0800

Hannah Overton Was Sentenced to Life in Salt Poisoning Death of Boy

Texas cop resigns after putting woman in chokehold while she filmed arrest
Thu, 04 Dec 2014 08:55:30 -0800

An off-duty police officer who used a neck restraint on a woman after she refused to stop filming an arrest in a Corpus Christi parking lot has resigned.

Medical Examiner Identifies Victim in Friday Afternoon Shooting at Carroll Lane
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 09:18:16 -0800

The Nueces County Medical Examiner's Office confirmed Monday that the man who was shot and killed Friday afternoon along SPID and Carroll Lane was 29-year old Nathaniel P. Gutierrez.

Three People Protest Police Brutality at Nueces County Courthouse
Mon, 15 Dec 2014 16:18:26 -0800

The issue of racial profiling and police brutality was brought to the Nueces County Courthouse Monday as three people who wanted to get the message across that black lives matter held a sign outside of the Lipan Street Entrance.

DFPS Hosts Adoption Day Event at County Court at Law 5
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 10:03:16 -0800

Monday was Adoption Day at the Nueces County Courthouse as the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services urges South Texas residents to adopt children in state care.

Texas mum forgives prosecutor after her murder conviction is overturned: 'I can't hold on to that bitterness'
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:31:39 -0800

Texas mom forgives prosecutor after her murder conviction is overturned: 'I can't hold on to that bitterness'

Mom Released After Years in Prison for Foster Son's Murder
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 15:10:10 -0800

Hannah Overton, who has spent seven years in a Texas prison for murder of a young foster child she says didn???t commit, has finally has won her freedom.

Texas police officer cleared of shooting, killing dog (w/ video)
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 06:15:31 -0800

An officer for the Cleburne Police Department shown on video shooting and killing a dog in August was justified in taking that action, an independent investigator hired by the department found.